This book brings together a group of internationally-reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Their essays explore a diverse range of the concepts, policies and practices of digital literacy, and discuss how digital literacy is related to similar ideas: information literacy, computer literacy, media literacy, functional literacy and digital competence. It is argued that in light of this diversity and complexity, it is useful to think of digital
literacies – the plural as well the singular. The first part of the book presents a rich mix of conceptual and policy perspectives; in the second part contributors explore social practices of digital remixing, blogging, online trading and social networking, and consider some legal issues associated with digital media.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. VIII, 321 pp., num ill.
Contents: Colin Lankshear/Michele Knobel: Introduction: Digital Literacies - Concepts, Policies and Practices – David Bawden:
Origins and Concepts of Digital Literacy – Genevieve Marie Johnson: Functional Internet Literacy: Required Cognitive Skills
with Implications for Instruction – Maggie Fieldhouse/David Nicholas: Digital Literacy as Information Savvy: The Road to Information
Literacy – David Buckingham: Defining Digital Literacy - What Do Young People Need to Know About Digital Media? – Leena Rantala/Juha
Suoranta: Digital Literacy Policies in the EU – Inclusive Partnership as the Final Stage of Governmentality? – Morten Søby:
Digital Competence - From Education Policy to Pedagogy: The Norwegian Context – Allan Martin: Digital Literacy and the «Digital
Society» – Ola Erstad: Trajectories of Remixing: Digital Literacies, Media Production, and Schooling – Lilia Efimova/Jonathan
Grudin: Crossing Boundaries: Digital Literacy in Enterprises – Julia Davies: Pay and Display: The Digital Literacies of Online
Shoppers – Michele Knobel/Colin Lankshear: Digital Literacy and Participation in Online Social Networking Spaces – Colin Lankshear/Michele
Knobel: Digital Literacy and the Law: Remixing Elements of Lawrence Lessig’s Ideal of «Free Culture».